Useful Contacts for Trainers and Trainees

Useful Contacts for Trainers and Trainees

Useful contacts for trainers and trainees

Listed below are some useful contacts, please let us know if you would like anyone added by emailing the PDs/Roland at

Reading VTS
Programme directors:
-Andy Goode
-Anna Magnusson
-Tamara Cunningham
Programme Manager:
-Roland Hardyman
Programme administrators
-Tracey Wicks
-Sue Matthews /
0118 322 7680/7845 (Tuesdays only)
We are based in the VTS office at the Trust Education Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital on a Tuesday. We can provide information on the scheme, help with trainees in need of support, advice on all aspects of training for both trainers and trainees.

For help with teaching schedule, arrangements for teaching on the VTS scheme, payments for VTS-run courses
Oxford Deanery
-Jill Edwards (GP Dean)
-Richard Mumford (deputy dean and Associate GP Dean for Reading and Newbury VTS)
-Barbara Gow (GP school manager)
-GP admin (practice approval visits, deanery courses, invoicing, ARCP, e-portfolio, LTFT training, sickness absence) /

Less than full time training
-Dr Rebecca Mather (Associate dean for less than full time training) /
01865 785552

for information on how to apply for part-time training
Trainees in Need of Support
-Professional Support Unit (PSU), provides personal coaching and mentoring, workshops, and information designed to support career choicesand address performance improvement needs
-BMA doctors in difficulty, comprehensive list of organisations able to provide help and support whether a BMA member or not
-Oxford Medic Support
Rapid access to psychology and psychotherapy for doctors and dentists in training /
for information on how to refer a trainee or how to self refer

01865 904552
Out of programme experience (OOPE) / Full details on how to apply can be found on the Oxford deanery website
Out of hours providers
contacts provided are for trainees to book OOH shifts whilst in general practice
-Berkshire (westcall) /

TVPCA (Thames valley primary care association)
-Lindsey Squires (contracts advisor) helpful for contractual queries, pay-related matters, Performers’ list application, DBS checks for trainees in GP posts)
-Sarah Jack (mileage enquiries for trainees in GP posts)
-Natalie Lyttle (MDU reimbursement) /
0118 918 3371

Medical staffing RBH
-Naj Finlay (contracts, salary etc for trainees in hospital placements) /
0118 322 7787
Information on licensing, revalidation, appraisal, training, less than full time training, time out of training, disability and CCT application /
Deanery contact for revalidation /
-RCGP helpdesk (IT support for technical issues )
-GP admin - To change dates of posts/specified clinical or educational supervisor please contact the deanery / 020 3188 7655

Trainers’ subgroups
-Reading (Bernie Choic, Chalfont surgery)
-Newbury (Rachel Sylvester, Thatcham)
-Sonning (Kim Emerson, Sonning common) /

Useful contacts for courses
-Deanery run courses + study leave application forms
(eg nuts &bolts, experienced trainers’, consultation skills, training for non-trainers, PGCME)
-RCGP run courses in the Thames Valley area
-Nationally run RCGP courses /
follow links to GP school and then ‘courses’

020 3188 7714

-Trainee e-portfolio /
Information on careers, sample contracts, support for doctors in difficulty, occupational health, pensions, EWTD and much more /
Occupational health RBH / 0118 322 7634
NHS employers
Information on pensions, salary, contracting and HR matters /